New York, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2013
Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuit (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/) claims filed against American Medical Systems, Inc. continue to move forward in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued on September 30, 2013, the Court will convene a hearing on certain Motions on October 10th. The litigation’s next Status Conference has been scheduled for November 7, 2013. (In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325)
“Our firm is representing hundreds of women in vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against American Medical Systems and other pelvic mesh manufacturers. We are pleased with the pace of this proceeding,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm’s vaginal mesh lawyers are currently representing hundreds of women who allegedly suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious injuries, allegedly due to transvaginal mesh products marketed by American Medical Systems and other manufacturers. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the American Medical Systems litigation.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that more than 10,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against American Medical Systems in the Southern District of West Virginia, where multidistrict litigations have been established for similar claims involving a number of other manufacturers. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for proceedings involving Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187), and In re: Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327).
Mr. Grand has also been named Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated litigations established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits that are currently underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court. He was also a member of the trial team on the first Ethicon trial in that proceeding, which ended in March with an $11 million verdict for the Plaintiff. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been mounting since October 2008, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Public Health Alert revealing that it had received 1,000 reports of serious injuries associated with vaginal mesh products over a three year period. In July 2011, the FDA warned that complaints associated with transvaginal prolapse repair had grown five-fold since the 2008 alert, and stated that it no longer considered these types of injuries to be rare. According to the agency, the most common vaginal mesh complications included chronic infections, organ damage, and mesh erosion and shrinkage.
Women who have allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications following surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injuries. Click Here to find out how to contact a vaginal mesh lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today. To arrange for a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.
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